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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward | #7

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (6) / MLW
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Ersan Ilyasova (shoulder) will not play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.
The shorthanded Hawks will also be without Dennis Schroder (back) and Kent Bazemore (rest) on Wednesday. John Collins should see a significant uptick in minutes. He's an intriguing DFS option on Wednesday night. Mike Muscala should see plenty of additional minutes as well. Feb 14 - 1:19 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova started again and played 28 minutes, hitting 5-of-15 shots and 1-of-7 3-pointers for 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

He's played between 26-28 minutes in three straight games and has played well enough in all three of them to be owned in fantasy right now. However, the Hawks are still in tank mode, John Collins needs to be developed, and Ilyasova is anything but a young player. Feel free to roll with him until wheels fall off, but don't be surprised if that happens in the very near future. The clock is ticking on Ilyasova's value this season and it could run out right after the All-Star break.
Feb 13 - 10:31 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 12 points with five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

The good news was his playing time was back up from 15 minutes on Thursday, so maybe he can still flirt with minutes in the low 20s. However, the Hawks have their eyes on 2018-19, so Ilyasova's upside will be capped severely. For the third day in a row, a report came out that he doesn't want to be bought out, so don't expect a sudden surge in value either.
Feb 9 - 9:46 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored five points with four rebounds and three turnovers in 15 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

It's not a big surprise that his playing time took a big hit and he did not close today. Ilyasova reportedly doesn't want to be bought out, but maybe that changes in the future. He's been traded a lot in his career, so anyone has to understand his desire to stay put with his family. Fantasy wise, he's looking like a drop with the Hawks looking at their youth more.
Feb 8 - 9:30 PM

Ersan Ilyasova can veto any trade as a One-Year Bird player and to this point has shown little interest in relocating, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

This comes as a fairly big surprise with this report adding there is "considerable" interest in Ilyasova. Maybe this changes for Ilyasova if a team can make the right pitch. If he stays, that would hurt the upside of guys like Taurean Prince and John Collins. Ilyasova's fantasy value could also hold up better with the Hawks.
Feb 6 - 10:07 PM

Coach Mike Budenholzer said that Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will start Tuesday vs. Memphis.

Ilyasova sat out Sunday's win over the Knicks in New York due to illness, but was not listed on the injury report for Tuesday's contest. Dewayne Dedmon started on Sunday and posted a double-double (12 points and 14 rebounds), but may be headed back to the bench with Ilyasova back in the mix.
Feb 6 - 11:23 AM

Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is not being listed on the injury report for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

Ilyasova sat out Sunday's game with an illness, but it looks like he'll be back out there on Tuesday, which could shift Dewayne Dedmon back to the second unit. Ilyasova is an okay low-end guy to own in deep leagues, but that's about it.
Feb 5 - 4:40 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will not play vs. the Knicks on Sunday.

He's not with the team and should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies. The Hawks will roll with Dewayne Dedmon in his place who is averaging 8.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists on 68% shooting in his last five games. With Ilyasova on the trade block, he's not a player worth holding onto in most formats.
Feb 4 - 10:39 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 11 points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Hornets.

He's almost certainly going to be traded in the next week with ESPN reporting the Hawks are "open for business" before the deadline. Ilyasova has been productive, but his fantasy owners can make a proactive drop with so many waiver adds out there.
Jan 31 - 11:15 PM

Ersan Ilyasova was nowhere to be seen on Wednesday, going 0-of-4 from the field for zero points and three rebounds.

The veteran played 20 minutes tonight, but neither he nor his teammates could gain traction in a blowout loss to the visiting Raptors. Ilyasova didn't have any assists, steals or blocks to compensate for his offensive no-show, and this is his third consecutive dud. He's been a solid fantasy option for most of the season, so we'll continue to cut him slack.
Jan 24 - 11:58 PM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 9-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes of Monday's 102-99 win over the Spurs.

He'd been kind of quiet since a double-double a week ago, but he got hot against the Spurs. Ilyasova's having a nice season for the Hawks and is worth owning in all formats, but that would likely change if he's traded out of Atlanta before the trade deadline.
Jan 15 - 5:52 PM

Ersan Ilyasova double-doubled vs. the Clippers on Monday with 13 points and 13 rebounds,

Ilyasova was 4-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line, adding two assists, one block and one triple. He played 30 minutes and it's no secret that the Hawks are showcasing him ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, as Atlanta would like to get something in return for his expiring contract. His fantasy value would likely take a hit on playoff-bound team, so don't hold him too tightly.
Jan 9 - 1:53 AM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 7-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, nine rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes of Tuesday's 104-103 loss to the Suns.

He had a six-point, 5-of-15 shooting dud against the Blazers on Saturday, but has otherwise been crushing, and is still averaging 16.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. Maybe the Hawks will eventually turn to John Collins and limit Ilyasova's potential, but he's been playing really well for three straight weeks and should be owned everywhere. He's a ninth-round player on the season, but is a sixth-rounder over the past month.
Jan 2 - 11:33 PM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 7-of-14 shots for 20 points in Wednesday's 113-99 win over the Wizards, adding nine rebounds, one steal and three triples in 29 minutes.

Incredibly, this is Atlanta's first two-game winning streak of the season. What isn't surprising is Ilyasova's strong play, as this was his third game in a row with 20+ points and his sixth in December. He'll be a popular name at the trade deadline with his expiring contract, but he's worth owning in standard leagues at the moment as the second or third option in Atlanta's offense.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:25:00 PM

Ersan Ilyasova chipped in 21 points, seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, two assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes on Saturday.

After tonight's win the Mavericks, the Hawks improved to 3-7 vs. Western Conference teams this season. This was also the first time they've won all year while trailing after three quarters, making them an atrocious 1-21 in those situations. Ilyasova has been red-hot over his past two games, so hopefully he won't cool off with three off days coming.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
3Isaiah Taylor
SG1Kent Bazemore
2Tyler Dorsey
3Sheldon Mac
4Andrew White
SF1Taurean Prince
2DeAndre Bembry
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Collins
3Okaro White
C1Dewayne Dedmon
2Mike Muscala
3Miles Plumlee
4Tyler Cavanaugh